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Video: My portable sketching kits collection

Being a mixed media artist, in my 15 years of sketching on the go I discovered that just one sketching kit doesn't fulfill all my creative needs. That's why I've developed not one, not two, not three, but five different sketching kits for every occasion, and I share them in this video:

The five kits are:

00:13 Minimal sketching kit
04:14 Basic sketching kit
07:02 Watercolor sketching kit
15:16 Study sketching kit
23:37 Travel sketching kit

For a text summary and a complete list of tools I mentioned in the video, read the article on my main blog: 5 types of portable sketching kits I use: watercolor, minimal, travel kit & more

In other news, I updated my sketchbooks comparison review post again with some new sketchbooks, and the table is now color-coded. I have some new interesting sketchbooks on my table at the moment, and when I get a chance to test them thoroughly, I'll add them to the post.

Video: Anti-perfectionist recycled art journal in progress

I turned an old "planner" into a recycled mixed media art journal, and it's helping me reduce my perfectionism. I explain how I got started with this altered/junk journal, and talk about some techniques that I'm using to prime the pages and then draw and paint over them. It's a continuation of my Moleskine mixed media sketchbook.

Things I've mentioned in the video:

Mixed media visual journal tour: Moleskine sketchbook

I used this sketchbook from 2012 to 2020. This was a totally experimental sketchbook where I explored different techniques from simple pencil and ink drawing, colored pencils, water-soluble pencils and crayons, acrylic paint, gouache, oil and soft pastels, collage, and more.

The scans of some of my favorite pages are in my sketchbook gallery: Best of Mixed Media Art Journal #6. You can also see photos of some of the spreads from this one in my article: My 6 favorite mixed media art journal & sketchbook techniques.

There are also many posts previously published on this blog from this very sketchbook:

Doodles and seascapes: Canson Montval watercolor sketchbook tour

I started this one as soon as I completed the Moleskine watercolor sketchbook from the previous video – from 2017 to 2019 – mainly for seascapes, doodles, and quick character drawings using watercolor, ink, pens, and colored pencils.

I haven't published scans from this one save for the mermaid I did as a part of the Mermay challenge, but there are photos on my Instagram.

Urban sketching and seascapes: Moleskine watercolor sketchbook tour

I completed one of my sketchbooks that I started back in 2012 and recorded a video of me flipping through the sketchbook and talking about what I did, what art tools I used, what I was learning etc. I used it mainly for quick watercolor cityscapes, city vignettes, seascapes, doodles, and some mixed media experiments.

If you want to get a better look at the images, there are scans of some of the drawings on my main website: Seascapes and urban sketches 2012–2016.

And here are some additional sketches that I posted here:

P.S. I updated my sketchbooks comparison post with many additional sketchbooks I've had the pleasure of testing over the years. I discovered several new favorites, as well as many duds.

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